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Wells Cathedral

Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

You cannot visit Wells without seeing the cathedral. This was our first visit inside and it is worth seeing. Entry is free but a donation is encouraged. Inside you can wander through the main cathedral and visit a number of ante rooms, inside is breath-taking and we particularly liked the clock - the second oldest working clock in Britain

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a breath taking cathedral. It is beautifully maintained and the surroundings really enhance its splendour. We went on a rainy day in February and still it was an inspiring visit. Parking is difficult for Blue Badge holders but, as long as you don't go on a market day (Wednesday and Saturday) and go early, you should be able... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful Cathedral and we were sorry to have missed the choristers. My husband and I had an official tour which is free but donations to the cathedral upkeep welcomed. We learnt so much about the history of the building and felt an hour was not long enough to hear everything.

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Cloisters were lovely. Interior of the cathedral was amazing with scissor arches. The po faced cat wasn't very friendly. The Chapter house steps were impressive too

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful city (town really) this Cathedral really sets off its heritage and culture. Very awe inspiring inside, it's free entrance, but you can make a donation if you wish. Very rare these days when visiting places like this, normally you get ripped off and charged quite a lot! You can take photos once inside but you have... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Helpings not to big ,so don't go there if you're hungry.Only small menu choice. Pleasant room with views of Cathedral/

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is an awe inspiring building full of treasures and blessings. Give yourself enough time to enjoy everything without rushing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We just happened to be in Wells today and decided to visit the cathedral. Such a fantastic historical building, with stunning features inside and out. Everyone should make the effort to visit it if they can, especially as it's free entry.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The cathedral in Wells is possibly the most interesting and beautiful I have ever seen both internally and externally. With a clock where knights joust and scissor arches show a little of the beautiful workmanship of the Cathedral. The front of the Cathedral is covered in well preserved carvings. I would recommend that minimum of 4 hours be allowed to... More 

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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stunning cathedral, lovely surroundings and had a very enjoyable visit. Luckily for us, the choir had a practise session whilst we were there, it was gorgeous! Sat and enjoyed them for a good while. Beautiful.

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